connection
A communication link to a database or other data source, defined by a set of connection properties. In BIRT Designer Professional and the Information Object Design perspective, a data connection definition (.dcd) file that provides access to a data source. The file contains a set of data source connection properties. Figure G-12 shows the data source connection properties for a SQL Server 2005 database.
Figure G-12  
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Actuate BIRT Designer Professional, connection property, data connection definition (.dcd) file, data source, database, Information Object Design perspective, property, uniform resource locator (URL)
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Connection

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